Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sample Chapter

Click Here to read Chapter One of Filled Up, Poured Out:  How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose.

Note:  Though this first chapter is geared primarily to pastors and church leaders, the rest of the book is geared to every person who desires to follow Christ.

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Blog Review

A review of Filled Up, Poured Out by Paul Wilkinson at Thinking Out Loud.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sawyer County Record Interview

"Filled" with Inspiration, Pastor and Columnist "Pours Out" His First Book

Reading an Excerpt from Filled Up, Poured Out

How to Get Your Copy of Filled Up, Poured Out

My book, Filled Up, Poured:  How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose, will be arriving this week for all those who pre-ordered online.

You can obtain a copy via Amazon, directly from the publisher (Wesleyan Publishing House), or pretty much any site that sells Christian books.

Kindle, Nook, IBook will be available in two or three weeks.

Most Christian bookstores will carry it.

In Hayward, you can get a signed copy at the Book Release Reception next Sunday (March 25) in the Fireside Room of Hayward Wesleyan Church.  Copies will also be available at the Hayward Wesleyan Rent-a-Table Sale on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In a few days, you will be able to check it out from the Hayward Library.

Some have asked how to obtain a signed copy via mail.  Although I really don't want to get locked into the bookselling business, I do have a limited number of copies I'm willing to personally sign and send for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Winners of the Drawing

Congratulations to the following five people who won the random drawing for a free copy of Filled Up, Poured Out:

1.  John Hughes
2.  Joe Duvall
3.  Tiffany Conner
4.  Wes Yaryan
5.  Jenn Peterson (of Little Elm, Texas)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Famous Dave Endorsement

"Pastor Mark is one of those special preachers filled with a humble overflowing of God's love.  Filled Up, Poured Out is book you will want to devour."

-- Famous Dave Anderson, restauranteur anf keynote speaker

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Meeting God's Condition

If one-tenth of the work done in the name of Christ were done in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, this world would be turned upside down for God!

It is significant that in the letters to the churches found in Revelation 2 and 3 the phrase repeatedly occurs, "I know thy works." The church has always been known for its works. The church that does not work will soon die. The minister who does not bend every energy to fulfill his sacred calling is not worthy of the name of Christ.
--  Dr. Wesley Duewel  quoted in Herald of His Coming)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mark Gorveatte Endorsement

"I went from laughing to being convicted and ended up being encouraged by one of the finest pastors in The Wesleyan Church. When I read Mark Wilson’s writings, I enjoy the spiritual insights of an A.W. Tozer sprinkled with just enough of Garrison Keillor’s humor. Enjoy these Spirit-filled insights from the Northwoods."

-- Dr. Mark Gorveatte, President, Kingswood University, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Frank Viola Endorsement

"Mark O. Wilson's Filled Up, Poured Out is an easy-to-read, engaging treatise that encourages and challenges Christian leaders to take their faith more seriously in a day when "playing church" and experiencing "ministry burn-out" are epidemic. Wilson's uncommon love for Jesus shines brightly through every chapter."
-- Frank Viola, author of "Epic Jesus," "From Eternity to Here," "Revise Us Again," and "Jesus Manifesto" (with Leonard Sweet).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jo Anne Lyon Endorsement

"This is what the church of Jesus Christ has been waiting for -- a 21st century call, challenge and model of Holy-Spirit-empowered living that transforms people and communities.  This book is a change agent for the church of the second decade of the 21st century."

--  Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church

Friday, February 17, 2012

Filled Up, Poured Out Summary

Thirsty people are looking to the church for fountains of life-giving water. Too often, they find leaky buckets instead. Pastors, often running on empty themselves, are enticed by the latest fad rather than seeking to serve in the power of the Spirit. And thirsty people walk away empty, convinced the church has nothing unique to offer.

Pastor Mark Wilson says it's time for the church to rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit to serve this present age. In Filled Up, Poured Out, he challenges and inspires fellow pastors to prepare their hearts to be filled with the Holy Spirit, so that they can in turn pour out God's presence, promise, peace, and power in their congregations and communities.

Filled with personal, inspirational stories from Mark's experience with growing a thriving congregation in a Wisconsin northwoods town, this book will inspire you to seek the replenishing waters of God's Spirit and show you the pathway to revival for your parched soul.

Order Here.  Releases March 15.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Endorsement by John Jackson

"Spoiler Alert! Readers of this new book, "Filled Up, Poured Out" are likely to have their spirits revived and hearts refreshed.  Rarely have I found a book where the title AND subtitle so accurately described my experience as a reader.

Mark is personal, vulnerable, refreshing, and timely in his passion for those who serve in ministry leadership to be encouraged of heart, passion, and purpose. Instead of depending on "yesterday’s grace", Mark urges us to preach, pray, lead, and love through the overflow of holy love. This book is not just well written, it is well "filled up and poured out,"  I strongly recommend it." 
--- Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Win a Free Copy of Filled Up, Poured Out!

Filled Up, Poured Out: How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose, will be released on March 15.

"Like" the Filled Up, Poured Out Facebook Page by March 15 and you could be one of five randomly selected people to receive a free copy!

(This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed  or in partnership with Facebook.)

Pre-order information here

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Table of Contents

Below you will find the table of contents for Filled Up, Poured Out:  How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose, which will be released March 15.  You will notice three parts with Latin titles:  Vacuus means "empty or devoid of".  Repleo means  to replenish, fill up or satisfy",  Fluo means "to flow, pour or stream."
Notice the parallels between the Filled Up and the Poured Out:  Presence, Promise, Peace and Power -- and yet how the outflow differs from the inflow of the same stuff.
Part 1. Vacuus
1. Clouds without Rain: Empty Pastors
2. Broken Cisterns: Empty Churches
3. Catharsis: Empty Out to Fill Up
Part 2. Repleo
4. Immersion: Filled with God’s Presence
5. Faith: Filled with God’s Promise
6. Contentment: Filled with God’s Peace
7. Enduement: Filled with God’s Power
8. Confluence: Prayer Is the Filling Station
Part 3. Fluo
9. Compassion: Pour Out God’s Presence
10. Blessing: Pour Out God’s Promise
11. Righteousness: Pour Out God’s Peace
12. Influence: Pour Out God’s Power
13. Saturation: Go Be the Church
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Lifeway Recommends!

Just received word yesterday that Filled Up, Poured Out will be featured as a ministry resource at all Lifeway Stores!  This is a wonderful development!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Serve in the Overflow of God's Love


Thirsty people are looking to the church for fountains of
life-giving water. Too often, they find leaky buckets instead.
Pastors, often running on empty themselves, are enticed
by the latest fad rather than seeking to serve in the power
of the Spirit. And thirsty people walk away empty,
convinced the church has nothing unique to offer.

Pastor Mark O. Wilson says it’s time for the church to rise
up in the power of the Holy Spirit to serve this present
age. In Filled Up, Poured Out, he challenges and inspires
fellow pastors to prepare their hearts to be filled with the
Holy Spirit, so that they can in turn pour out God’s
presence, promise, peace, and power on to their
congregations and communities.

Filled with personal, inspirational stories from Mark’s
experience with growing a thriving congregation in a
Wisconsin Northwoods town, this book will inspire you to
seek the replenishing waters of God’s Spirit and show you
the pathway to revival for your parched soul.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pre-Order Your Copy

Pre-order your copy of Filled Up, Poured Out: How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose from one of  the following distributors:

Wesleyan Publishing House

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Books A Million

Christian Books

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Filled Up, Poured Out Available for Pre-Order

My new book, Filled Up, Poured Out: How God's Spirit Can Revive Your Passion and Purpose, will be released in April of 2012, and is currently available for pre-order at Wesleyan Publishing House and Amazon.

Lareau Lindquist Endorsement

"I heartily endorse this book, Filled Up, Poured Out. It is well-written.

Three summary statements come to mind :
(1) It is filled with Scripture, so it is His Word, more than only his word.
(2) It has a lot of one-line quotes, sprinkled throughout the book. These quotes come from dozens of men and women. Some come from past history and some are current.
(3) It makes use of many personal illustrations from Pastor Wilson's life and ministry.


The book has warmed my heart. It has stirred my soul. It will bless and encourage readers everywhere."

-- Lareau Lindquist, Co-founder, Barnabas International